Having children seems to have made me a more concerned citizen.
I sent this letter to the corporate offices of the Meijer grocery store:
This morning I brought my twin toddlers out on a grocery shopping trip. We headed straight for Meijer (Lexington, KY - # 184). Upon arrival, I spotted three carts with seats for two children. However, upon closer inspection, I saw that all three of the carts posed serious safety hazards for children. Two of the carts were missing part of the seat belts, rendering them useless. The third cart had two seatbelts, but they were knotted and missing the device for tightening them. There I was with two children and no way to safely shop with them. I had no choice and went to Kroger.
If I were a litigious man, I would have forgone this letter in favor of a more drastic route, but I like Meijer and want to continue shopping there.
I therefore request that this dangerous problem be remedied immediately.
Please let me know when the carts have been repaired and are once again safe for children so that I will know when I can return to Meijer.